Kidney Failure: Frequently Asked Questions About Dialysis
In advanced stage of kidney disease, such as, kidney failure, patients are usually suggested to undergo dialysis to sustain their life. And in the following contents we will introduce some frequently asked questions about this treatment.
When is dialysis needed?
Generally, when approximately 85-90% kidney function is lost, dialysis may be recommended by the doctors.
What are the functions?
To be honest, this method can help filter out small molecules like creatinine, extra fluid, BUN, etc out of the blood, and transport the cleaned blood back to body. Besides, it can help control blood pressure and keep the balance of sodium and potassium.
What are the side effects?
As we mentioned above, it can help discharge the small molecules. However, they can do nothing to the middle molecule substances and macromolecule substances. After the treatment, patients may experience some discomforts, such as, low blood pressure, infections, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, itchy skin, restless leg syndrome and so on.
Are there any alternative treatments?
Except for dialysis, kidney transplant is another substitutive therapy. However, it is difficult to find an appropriate kidney, and the cost is relative high. At our Huaxia Kidney Disease Hospital, we provide patients with Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, Blood-Purification technique. And they can help help alleviate symptoms and restore kidney function fundamentally. Therefore, it’s progression can be delayed and patients can live a longer life. For detailed information about the treatments, you can consult with our professional online doctor directly.
Do I need to restrict daily diet?
During the treatment, patients can not eat whatever they want. And it is necessary for them to obey a scientific diet and kick off bad habits. For example, to reduce the burden of kidneys, the ingestion of protein should be limited.
If you are a patient with kidney failure, we really hope the contents about dialysis can be helpful. More questions about this topic, please email us:firstname.lastname@example.org and we are glad to help.
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